Special Issue

Topic: Advanced Oxidation Technology for Degradation of Emerging Contaminants in Water

A Special Issue of Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics

ISSN 2831-2597 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2024

Guest Editor(s)

Dr. Yan Wang
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100085, China.

Special Issue Introduction

Ensuring the safety of water quality is an important prerequisite for safeguarding human health and fostering social development. Recently, the degradation of emerging contaminants in water has received widespread attention due to their biological toxicity, environmental persistence, and propensity for bioaccumulation, all of which pose substantial risks to human health. The intricate chemical structures of these pollutants render them resistant to biodegradation through conventional biological methods. Therefore, the comprehensive removal of emerging contaminants emerges as imperative.

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are widely regarded as among the most promising technologies for the effective removal of emerging contaminants. These processes can generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) endowed with potent oxidation capability, thereby enabling the decomposition of organic pollutants into smaller molecules or their mineralization into carbon oxides and water. ROS (such as O2•, SO4•, and •OH) are typically generated through the stimulation of oxidants (e.g., O3, H2O2, and persulfate) using methods such as ultrasound, electricity, light, or catalysts. The efficiency, selectivity, and cost-effectiveness of AOPs are becoming focal points of global research endeavors, aiming to facilitate their larger-scale industrial application in the removal of emerging contaminants. This Special Issue aims to compile original, high-quality articles that explore the full potential of advanced oxidation technology for the degradation of emerging contaminants in water.

Proposed topics include, but are not limited to:
1. New catalytic materials and modification methods;
2. Design of catalytic reactor for AOPs;
3. Selective oxidation of emerging contaminants;
4. Catalytic mechanisms and control strategies;
5. Nano/single atom-enhanced AOPs;
6. Cost-lowering and efficiency-enhancing strategies;
7. Full-scale engineering applications;
8. Market prospects;
9. Mathematical modeling, systems analysis, and machine learning;
10. Socio-economic, policy, and regulations studies.


Advanced oxidation techniques, degradation of emerging contaminants, water treatment, structure of catalysts, catalytic mechanisms

Submission Deadline

31 Dec 2024

Submission Information

Ten articles in the Special Issue are exempt from article processing charges.
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Contacts: Grace Hu, Assistant Editor, watercontaminants@oaemesas.com

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